A light cookie crust is topped with cherry pie filling, additional cookie dough, and a drizzle of vanilla glaze in these cherry bars. A simple and spectacular dessert that is ideal for feeding a crowd!

I adore a good dessert, and these bar cookies are almost identical to a handheld pie but need much less effort. Cherry bars consistently receive rave reviews and are a cheerful addition to every holiday party.

To be honest, I made these cherry bars because I wanted to use up some cans of cherry pie filling in the pantry. I wasn’t anticipating anything, but let me assure you that my assumptions were completely incorrect. These cherry bars are extremely delectable and have been a staple of my dessert rotation.
Are you a lover of strawberry pie filling but not of the cherry pie filling? Alternatively, use apple, strawberry, or peach pie filling.

These all ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious soft bars:


2 Cups.Of all-purpose flour.

2 Cups.Of warm water.

½ Cup.Of canola oil.

1/4 Cup.Of milk powder.

2 Tbsp.Of white sugar.

A Tbsp.Of yeast.

A pinch of salt.


1½ Cups.Of cherry jam or a concentrated strawberry.

2 Tbsp.Of cream.


A whisked egg with a 1/4 cup.Of liquid milk and vanilla extract.

Sugar powder for the face.


Step 1:

I combined a cup and a half of flour, with yeast, sugar, warm milk, kosher salt, and warm water in a kneading medium bowl.

Step 2:

And I kneaded the mixture into a liquid dough, then sealed it in a plastic bag and set it aside for 10 minutes to rest and develop.

Step 3:

After that, I added the remaining flour and oil over it and kneaded until a thick, silky dough forms.

Step 4:

Next, I spread half of the dough out on a cutting board and layered it on a greased plate.

Step 5:

At this step, I filled the center with cherry jam and cream and then I sealed it with another layer of dough.

Step 6:

Then, I brushed the face tray with condensed milk, eggs, then vanilla powder, and baked at 180 degrees Celsius until the top became brown.

Step 7:

And finally, I sprinkled the powdered sugar on top of the cherry pie until it has settled.
Cherry bars are an excellent potluck offering, are ideal for a holiday cookie tray, and are ideal for when you need a large amount of dessert to serve a crowd. All who have sampled these bars have requested the recipe; they are really delicious!